I guess I'll attribute the rise of comic movies and tv shows with renewing my interest in the comic world. I remember as a kid watching the Batman animated series, X-Men on Saturday morning, and others, so I'm looking to reconnect with some of these things and broaden my horizons a little. I know there are more than a few comic guys on the board, and I'd love to input on which comics/shows/movies to get into. Primarily, I'd like to stay within the realm of Batman/Justice League and the Avengers since I'm a newb.
Last night for instance, I watched the animated Dark Knight Returns movie, and have been thinking about buying the Civil War comics with the recent Avengers rumors. I've always felt I have a basic understanding of most characters, but feel like I'm missing out on a lot of the great details that DC and Marvel have given.
The only graphic novel I've ever read was the Watchmen, so any input would be much appreciated.